Monday, December 10, 2007

What goes in.......

What goes in, must come out - or so I thought. But, it seems it`s not as easy as that!

Having bought a new settee and chair, obviously the old ones had to be removed from the house, so along came a couple of chaps this afternoon with a van. Out went the chairs easily enough, then they came to the settee. They turned it this way and that way, got it from the room into the hallway, but then twisted and turned and pulled and tugged, but couldn`t get it out through the same front door as it had come in by a few years ago. Items in the hall were moved to make more space, but still they couldn`t shift it. We`ve got a man who`s better at doing this than us, but he`s off sick till next week, they said, we`ll come back next Monday.

When I heard about this it put into my mind the old song of "Right said Fred" which Bernard Cribbins sung some time back. to quote a little of it:
"Right," said Fred, "Both of us together
One on each end and steady as we go."
Tried to shift it, couldn't even lift it
We was getting nowhere
And so we had a cuppa tea and

"Right," said Fred, "Give a shout for Charlie."
Up comes Charlie from the floor below.
After strainin', heavin' and complainin'
We was getting nowhere
And so we had a cuppa tea......

"Right," said Fred, "Have to take the door off
Need more space to shift the so-and-so."
Had bad twinges taking off the hinges
And it got us nowhere
And so we had a cuppa tea and

"Right," said Fred, " Have to take the wall down,
That there wall is gonna have to go."
Took the wall down, even with it all down
We was getting nowhere...... read the whole song have a look here, its very entertaining. I just hope that isn`t the end result of getting our furniture out!!

And.....the new furniture comes tomorrow!

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